Football Betting Systems

What Is A Patent?

Any bookmakers worth their salt will offer a Patent Bet. A selection of bookmakers strong on football betting who will accept Patent Bets are as follows…….

In Football Betting Explained, a Patent Bet is a bet that is made up of 3 selections from different events/football matches.

Your 3 selections are then broke down into 7 individual bets. They are 3 singles, 3 doubles, and 1 treble.

For arguments sake, let’s say your 3 selections are for Arsenal to win, Leicester City to win, and Celtic to win (in their respective league matches at the weekend). Your Patent would then be broke down into 7 bets, like this….

Bet 1 – Single – Arsenal to win
Bet 2 – Single – Leicester City to win
Bet 3 – Single – Celtic to win

Bet 4 – Double – Arsenal and Celtic to both win
Bet 5 – Double – Arsenal and Leicester City to both win
Bet 6 – Double – Leicester City and Celtic to both win

Bet 7 – Treble – Arsenal, Leicester City and Celtic to all win

If all 3 selections win, then all 7 bets will win.

Whereas (for example), if Arsenal don’t win, then 4 of your bets lose (Bets 1,4,5 and 7), and if Leicester City and Celtic do win, then 3 of your bets will win (Bets 2,3 and 6). Obviously, the more selections that win, the more money you win.

What placing your Patent Bet, you will be asked for a stake (amount of money you wish to place). This will be x7 though, so be careful. So for example, if you wish the total bet to be for £7.00, you need to place £1.00 in your stake amount.

Remember, there can’t be a conflict of interests in your selections. You can’t pick Arsenal to win, and then choose there to be Over 2.5 Goals in the Arsenal match, as that would be a conflict of interests. Bookmakers don’t allow you to make selections that influence the outcome of the same football match.

That’s why, in the example I used, I have picked different teams/selections.

Don’t get a Patent Bet, mixed up with a Trixie Bet.

Both these bets are similar, where they both require 3 selections. There is a big difference though. A Trixie Bet is made up of 4 bets, while the Patent Bet is made up of 7 bets. The break down is like this….

Trixie Bet – 4 Bets

Bet 1 – Double – Manchester United and Bayern Munich to both win
Bet 2 – Double – Manchester United and Barcelona to both win
Bet 3 – Double – Bayern Munich and Barcelona to both win

Bet 4 – Treble – Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to all win

Patent Bet – 7 Bets

Bet 1 – Single – Manchester United to win
Bet 2 – Single – Bayern Munich to win
Bet 3 – Single – Barcelona to win

Bet 4 – Double – Manchester United and Bayern Munich to both win
Bet 5 – Double – Manchester United and Barcelona to both win
Bet 6 – Double – Bayern Munich and Barcelona to both win

Bet 7 -Treble – Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to all win

More football betting help pages include, What Is A Trixie Bet, and we also have a What Is A Yankee Bet page, where these topics are covered in more detail.

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